giovedì 5 gennaio 2017

♕ New Year's Make Up ♕

First post of 2017, yay! :D Happy (belated) New Year everyone!

Today I'm going to show you the look I wore on New Year's Eve! I was very inspired that day - it was one of those days when my inspiration is way too much, actually XD I felt the excitement for the new year approaching, so I wanted to create something meaningful to celebrate! But I had so many ideas, very different from each other - and I was so torn.
At first I thought about doing a mermaid look. Then I thought I could do something graphic. I also considered doing a classic, chic and princess-y look with Swarovski crystals. Again, I was SO torn.

Then, eureka! What about combining elements of each ideas into one look?
Needless to say, this is exactly what I did (and I'm glad I did so!). For the mermaid side, I chose a deep teal shade (with no scales effect, though); for the princess side I chose to use as many crystals I could; for the graphic side, I chose to go for graphic eyeliner. Easier said than done, yes... But at least I finally knew what I was going to do XD 

I started off by applying eyeprimer (Too Faced Shadow Insurance Original), then I applied Under Pressure eyeshadow by NABLA Cosmetics all over the lid, crease and outer corner. I layered the shadow in order to create a deep, intense shade of teal, blending it outward creating a soft V shape. I applied the same shadow on the lower lid too. 
I applied Chatter Mark eyeshadow on the crease, creating a metallic blending; on the inner corner I applied the Celestial eyeshadow in Selfish (just a light touch, since it's quite a strong shade). 
I used Fossil as transition shade, Antique White on my brow bones and Nocturne for the lower lashline. Then I moved on to the fun details: liner and crystals!

No black eyeliner, for once! I wanted to use just the Dazzle Liner in Klimt - pure and perfect as it is. First of all I drew my usual winged line, easy peasy. Then I came back towards the crease and followed its shape, creating the graphic curve you can see in the pictures. This step is usually tricky for me, but Klimt has a tiny brush that is just perfect for this kind of lines - and also its formula helps a lot.
Once it dried I applied false lashes, mascara and black eyepencil on the waterline. The final step was placing the crystals - which I did randomly, mixing clear and teal ones, bigger, medium and smaller ones altogether. The pictures don't do justice to the crystals' sparkles and shimmers - it felt like wearing jewels!

And that's it! After all, it's not that hard to make - just a couple of shadows, an handful of crystals and a glitzy eyeliner is all you need for this makeup! 

I am really really proud of this look, not only because it was exactly like I pictured it in my mind... But also because it fully represents me (a mermaid, a princess and a makeup addict/aspiring mua) and thus it was the perfect look for new year's eve - to both say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one! *___*

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Selfish"* (inner corner)
NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Under Pressure"* (upper and lower lid, outer corner)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Chatter Mark(crease)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Fossil(transition colour)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Antique White" (brow bone)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Nocturne" (lower lashline)
NABLA Cosmetics Dazzle Liner in "Klimt"
- MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in "Feline
- NABLA Cosmetics "Le Film Noir" Mascara
MAC Cosmetics False Eyelashes n° 34
- Swarovski Crystals


- NABLA Cosmetics Brow Pot in "Mars"*


- 239 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 217 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 213 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- London Detail Neve Cosmetics *discontinued*
- London Blending Neve Cosmetics *discontinued*
- Short Smudge (A13)* ~ Spectrum Collections (Marbleous Set)
- Accent Brush - Real Techniques
- Lip Liner (A15) ~ Spectrum Collections (Siren Set)

I hope you like this look as much as I do!

What kind of makeup did you wear on New Year's Eve?
Something simply and classic, maybe a deep smokey eyes, or perhaps something whimsical like mine?

Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes ♥
*Disclaimer: Starred products are press samples, sent by respective brands for me to test and review.

6 commenti:

  1. Such a great look! Love how you have described how simply you did it, it makes me want to have a go myself.

    1. Thank you so much! Give it a try, it's very easy yet unique! :***

  2. Che meraviglia! Sei stata semplicemente perfetta!
    Io ho optato per un trucco occhi naturale con labbra borgogna scuro

    1. Grazie mille, sei gentilissima!! **
      Ecco io mi dimentico sempre di specificare che rossetto abbino XD Nel mio caso era Alter Ego di Nabla *___*


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